Poetry leads woman into giving RM240,005 to 'datuk'
Published on: Saturday, September 08, 2018

Pahang: It all started with a piece of poetry, leading to a senior female officer with a private company losing RM240,005 after she was cheated by a man said to be a 'datuk'.Pahang Commercial Crime Investigation Department chief Supt Mohd Wazir Mohd Yusof said the victim, 49, met the suspect in late November last year through his Facebook account named Rentak Kasih, after she was attracted to a poem he posted on it.

"On Dec 7, the victim received a telephone call from the suspect who offered to sell her a lottery ticket worth RM2,000, which he said had won a RM1.8-million prize.

"In the course of their friendship, the suspect told her his problems and financial burdens when his bank account was frozen, while at the same time, he had to undergo medical treatment in a hospital," Mohd Wazir told reporters here.

He added that out of sympathy for the man, the victim who was married, deposited ​​​​​​RM240,005 through 47 transactions into nine different accounts.

However, after several months, when the victim did not get the winnings from the lottery ticket she had bought from the suspect who had disappeared, she lodged a report with the Kuantan District Police Headquarters yesterday.

The case is being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code which provides for a jail sentence of up to 10 years, caning and fine, if found guilty. – Bernama


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